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Leptin and the neural circuit regulating food intake and glucose metabolism

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Speaker

Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor
The Rockefeller University

Summary

Jeffrey Friedman studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate food intake and body weight. Genetic studies in mice led to the identification of leptin, a hormone made by fat tissue, that plays a key role in regulating weight. Current studies explore the mechanisms by which leptin controls feeding behavior and body weight. Studies to identify other key regulators are also under way.


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